Texas Lillian Jones

Dec 10, 2012

Loving Mother, Grandmother

BALSAM — Ms. Texas Lillian Jones, 74, of the Balsam Community, passed away Dec. 10, 2012, at The Homestead. Ms. Jones was born July 17, 1938, to the late Paul and Edith Maynor Parks. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as being active in her church, Trinity Baptist Church. Ms. Jones also enjoyed shopping by television.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones; one son, Rex Jones; one daughter, Freida Henry; and one granddaughter, Tonya Henry. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Cogdill (Tony); one brother, James Maynor; one sister, Evelyn Reece; one sister-in-law, Stella Mae Bryson; three grandchildren, Mark Cogdill, Valerie Beck (Jason) and Amy Smathers (Wes); and two great-grandchildren, Kara and Kamden Beck.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be the deacons of Trinity Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Cogdill, Jason Beck and Wes Smathers. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Trinity Baptist Church at 1883 Dark Ridge Road, Sylva NC  28779.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the Nurses and CNAs at The Homestead.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is honored to be caring for the Jones family. Visit www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.